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Unformatted text preview: statistics, numerical methods , graphics, etc. Mathematical Modeling The process of solving an engineering or physical problem. Bungee Jumper You are asked to predict the velocity of a bungee jumper as a function of time during the freefall part of the jump Use the information to determine the length and required strength of the bungee cord for jumpers of different mass The same analysis can be applied to a falling parachutist or a rain drop, ballistic trajectories. The world's first electronic digital computer was developed by Army Ordnance to compute World War II ballistic firing tables . Newton’s Second Law (downward is assumed +ve) F = ma = F down F up = mg  c d v 2 (gravity minus air resistance) Observations / Experiments (Where does mg come from? Where does c d v 2 come from?) Bungee Jumper y, v, a mg v 2...
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 Fall '09
 RAPHAELHAFTKA
 Numerical Analysis, Optimization

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